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Local Businesses

“You don’t build a business, you build people, then people build the business” Zig Ziglar

We are here for the people behind local businesses. We are a friendly and approachable team with years of knowledge and experience helping local businesses to set up and grow.

We support a broad range of rural businesses because we know that local businesses:

  • Encourage innovation and growth
  • Offer employment opportunities
  • Contribute directly to a sustainable local economy
  • Help to build strong communities and networks
  • Need specific support at key points in their development to help them prosper

As a not for profit company DR offers cost effective services to help businesses of all sizes and types to both set up and grow. Since 2005 we have developed a wealth of knowledge and experience working with hundreds of local businesses.  Amongst the services we offer are: Researching new opportunities; business planning; bid writing for all types of funding; mentoring and reviewing success.


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